What links the classical Greek ideology of a balanced body and mind, ‘60s Hollywood stars, and osteoporosis?
Yep, it’s Pilates!
The mind-body focused physical exercise system was developed by a German called Joseph Hubertus Pilates (ah, that’s where the name comes from!) in the early 20th century. Pilates drew inspiration from the classical Greek ideal of a balanced body, mind, and spirit. He used this ideal to develop an exercise system that would help him overcome asthma and other health issues.
Pilates continued to develop his exercise program over the years. And it became a hit with the dance community after he moved to the U.S.A and opened a Pilates studio after World War 1. By the ‘60s Hollywood’s rich and famous were getting in on the act. But Pilates wasn’t just another celebrity fad. In fact, Pilates has continued to grow in popularity and is now recognized as a beneficial exercise category for people with osteoporosis!
That’s why we’ve put together a seven-part Pilates for osteoporosis video series led by our very own resident Bone Health Expert and Pilates instructor, Lara Pizzorno. But first, there’s some important information you should know about Pilates and osteoporosis.
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